This text explores the challenges that convicted offenders face over the course of the rehabilitation, reentry, and reintegration process. Using an integrated, theoretical approach, each chapter is devoted to a corrections topic and incorporates original evidence-based concepts, research, and policy from experts in the field, and examines how correctional practices are being managed. Students are exposed to examples of both the successful attempts and the failures to reintegrate prisoners into the community, and they will be encouraged to consider how they can help influence future policy decisions as practitioners in the field.

Prison-Based Educational and Vocational Training Programs

Prison-Based Educational and Vocational Training Programs

Prison-based educational and vocational training programs
GeorgenGuerrero

Prison educational programs are designed primarily to help inmates reach minimal state and federal education standards. Collectively, inmates are among the least educated members of society. Inmates report lower educational levels than the general population (Harlow, 2003). Forty-one percent of state and federal prisoners have not completed the requirements for a high school diploma or received a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) (Harlow, 2003). Sixty-eight percent of state inmates do not have a high school diploma (Harlow, 2003; Pollock, 2004). Inmates as a whole average a ninth-grade education level (Stone, 1997). Only 11% of inmates have attended some college, compared with 48% of the general population (Harlow, 2003). As a result of these deficiencies, educational ...

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